Saturday, 4 December 2010

4 Pose Walk Cycle

Above image. is to illustrate the four pose walk cycle there are two over lapping legs where one leg at a time supports the whole body and then two striking poses. then to make it a smooth action the inbetweens are drawn. these poses are spaced five frames apart in the video below.

My first play on flash. just got the program and before my taught workshop on monday i thought I'd create a short animation to show the four poses behind a walk cycle. the animation is not smooth because there is only four key frames. repeated. two keys of a stride on opposite legs and two passing leg poses. enjoy

Thursday, 2 December 2010

The illusion of Life : Disney Animation

I dont care if you are a fan of Disney or not , the illusion of life is probably the most beneficial book fro animators wanting to learn good principles as well as reading this I have also been delving into Animators survival guide which gave me a really nice over view of basic animation techniques and principles. here are just some pages that showed some frames of animation and how the characters are Keyed in, also there is some lovely capture moments i.e. Mogely in this bottom image as he falls back to sit down his hair is forced upwards with the air resistance this is another great example of principles in action in good animation.